Sunday, September 2, 2007

First blog!

So we are getting started with this whole blogging idea. As we are sitting here, debating what to post, it suddenly occurs to me that it's late! So what's new with the Kings? Let's see.

We were married almost 4 years ago! That is a crazy number to think about. Certainly doesn't feel like 4 years! We bought our first house 2 years ago even! Loving it. We bought a fixer upper and have been working like crazy to get the house to where it once was. We've renovated one of the bathrooms, landscaped the front yard, painted many of the rooms and are almost finished with "finishing" the basement. We are just waiting to get the backyard fixed before we finish entirely by putting carpet in the basement. Boy will the extra space be nice! As if we manage to spend enough time in any of the other rooms in the house, but hey, it's the thought that counts!

So Andrew is just one class away from completing his Master's in Elementary Education! All that stands between him and an actual teaching certificate and a classroom of tiny brains is two silly classes (Constitution classes, gag! Thought we finished with those in high school!) and student teaching. He's excited to begin the next phase of his life and be a positive influence on many of our local children.

Lisa is just frustrated! :) She's been working as an Event Planner for the last 2 years and suddenly finds herself 3 weeks away from the yearly conference. Boy how time flies when you don't WANT it to move. So, no fun relaxing time for Lisa until AstriCon is over at the end of September. Things are very interesting at the moment. There are big decisions to be made. Oh well. It's in God's hands, right where it should be.

So some of you know us pretty well, but you may not be aware of the most recent happenings in the King household. Unfortunately, not all of it is good. Back in early July, we were shocked to discover that we were expecting our first child. It would have been born in mid to late February. And by the time we finally got used to the idea (our own plans for having children were to start trying in about 2 years), Lisa flies to Alabama on business, and ends up in the hospital. Unfortunately, we lost the baby at only 3.5 weeks along. So just when you get used to it, and begin to get excited about it, you suddenly find yourself with out it. It's funny how something that you didn't necessarily expect to be having at the time, and then lose it as suddenly as you received it, then becomes the thing that takes up most of your desires. There is now a huge hole in our family, and all we can think about is trying to fill it (or probably more accurately, all Lisa can think about is trying to fill it!).

So hopefully we'll be able to keep up with a steady stream of blogging!

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